National Newswatch

Metis nations ask Ottawa to negotiate directly with them, not national body

Jan 17 2020 — The Canadian Press — EDMONTON — Three provincial Metis nations are asking the federal government to negotiate directly with them on issues of self-government and not through their national representative body.   The Metis Nation of Alberta, the Metis Nation of Ontario and Saskatchewan's Metis Nation met this week in Edmonton and passed a resolution calling for more transparency and accountability from Metis National Council. […]

Manitoba government issues new mandate letter for post-secondary schools

Jan 17 2020 — The Canadian Press — WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government has given colleges and universities another signal that they will have to tighten their belts and deal with a new funding formula. In a mandate letter sent to post-secondary institutions, Economic Development and Training Minister Ralph Eichler urges colleges and universities to look at sharing procurement and other services. He also […]

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Jan 17 2020 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (17,559.02, up 74.25 points.) Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Down 10 cents, or 8.2 per cent, to $1.12 on 34 million shares. Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down two cents, or 0.72 per cent, to $2.77 on 10.3 million shares. Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). […]

Groups seek leave to appeal Bill 21 ruling to Supreme Court of Canada

Jan 17 2020 — The Canadian Press — MONTREAL — Groups battling Quebec's secularism law in court have applied to the Supreme Court of Canada for leave to appeal a decision refusing to suspend the law pending a full legal challenge. Both the Quebec Superior Court and the province's Court of Appeal have refused a request by a national Muslim organization, a civil liberties […]

Groups seek leave to appeal Bill 21 ruling to Supreme Court of Canada

Jan 17 2020 — The Canadian Press — MONTREAL — Groups battling Quebec's secularism law in court have applied to the Supreme Court of Canada for leave to appeal a decision refusing to suspend the law pending a full legal challenge. Both the Quebec Superior Court and the province's Court of Appeal have refused a request by a national Muslim organization, a civil liberties […]

Two Ontario men indicted in U.S. in alleged international smuggling scheme

Jan 17 2020 — The Canadian Press — Two Ontario men and three others have been indicted in the United States in connection with an alleged smuggling scheme investigators say aimed to support Pakistan's nuclear program. Muhammad Ahsan Wali (Ahsan), 48, and Haji Wali Muhammad Sheikh (Haji), 82, both of Mississauga, Ont., are among five men alleged to have taken part in the conspiracy […]

Two Ontario men indicted in U.S. in alleged international smuggling scheme

Jan 17 2020 — The Canadian Press — Two Ontario men and three others have been indicted in the United States in connection with an alleged smuggling scheme investigators say aimed to support Pakistan's nuclear program. Muhammad Ahsan Wali (Ahsan), 48, and Haji Wali Muhammad Sheikh (Haji), 82, both of Mississauga, Ont., are among five men alleged to have taken part in the conspiracy […]

QuickList: A look at the state of job actions for Ontario’s teachers unions

Jan 17 2020 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — All four major teachers' unions in Ontario are currently taking job action. Here is a list of their planned strikes and work-to-rule campaigns. Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) — The union, which represents 83,000 teachers and educational workers in the public elementary system, said teachers will hold a walkout next Monday affecting Toronto, York […]

QuickList: A look at the state of job actions for Ontario’s teachers unions

Jan 17 2020 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — All four major teachers' unions in Ontario are currently taking job action. Here is a list of their planned strikes and work-to-rule campaigns. Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) — The union, which represents 83,000 teachers and educational workers in the public elementary system, said teachers will hold a walkout next Monday affecting Toronto, York […]

Resident hummingbirds suffer in British Columbia’s frigid weather

Jan 17 2020 — The Canadian Press — BURNABY, B.C. — Harsh winter weather on British Columbia's south coast has frozen out the area's resident hummingbirds. The Wildlife Rescue Association says it has responded to more than 75 calls in just a few days from people who have found distressed, freezing or starving hummingbirds. The group has rescued 10 hummingbirds and expects more help will be […]

Driver charged with failing to share road in double fatal crash near Ottawa

Jan 17 2020 — The Canadian Press — DRUMMOND TOWNSHIP, Ont. — Provincial police say they've charged a driver after a collision between two cars left two people dead. OPP say the incident happened in November in Lanark County, south of Ottawa. A 63-year-old and 81-year-old travelling eastbound died as a result of the crash. Police say the other driver was headed westbound when the […]

Quebec man charged in alleged online threats aimed at Trudeau, Muslims

Jan 17 2020 — The Canadian Press — MONTREAL — The RCMP says a Quebec man has been charged in connection to alleged online threats made against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Muslim community. Andre Audet, 62, appeared at a courthouse in Longueuil, Que., on Jan. 9 in connection with two charges — public incitement of hatred and wilful promotion of hatred. […]